The word landscape refers to the visible features of an area of land: physical elements of terrain and land formations; ground cover and vegetation; human-made buildings and structures; and the transitory elements of light and weather. The idea of landscape encompasses the integration of both natural and cultural elements, for the existence of landscape is predicated on either humankinds appreciation or manipulation of the natural world. My work employs the trope of landscape as a metaphorical, terrestrial, emotional, and psychological space.
My installations are a reliquary of time and labor, populated by a proliferation of repeated forms, ranging from the natural to the artificial. These spaces are uncanny, dreamlike environments, into which the viewer may wander and become immersed. I enjoy the directness of working with clay, its sensitivity and tactile qualities, as well as its versatile range of historical and haptic associations. My work incorporates a diverse range of other materials, taking into account both their cultural associations and their sensory qualities.